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Bilingual Kids - are they losing their native tongue? Rss

Hi everyone,

I am a Vietnamese Aussie who can barely speak Vietnamese however, I know enough to get by. I would love my LO to also learn the language but I feel that he has no hope since I am absolutely terrible at speaking it.

He doesn't spend enough time with the grandparents to learn from them either as they're busy with work.

What activities do you guys do to encourage a second language at home?
Do you feel there is a niche in the market for children bilingualism? Eg. Kids books and nursery rhymes?

Thanks guys xx
hi wendy try google there is so much on there also not sure if in your budget but you could also get a tutor good luck
I would suggesting asking on https://www.reddit.com/r/learnvietnamese/ for some help. The users there are very helpful and knowledgeable. I am sure that someone will be able to help.
Speak what you know 24/7! Don't stress about mistakes - the most important thing is your child can speak the language and participate with their grandparents and other Vietnemese speakers
Hi Wendy!

I have an 8 months old and I am also trying to teach her French, but I don't speak the language (my partner does), so I play French cartoons and music from YouTube for her and says the few words I know. I have met a couple of other moms at playgroups and they used the same strategies and it has worked because their kiddies are around 3 years old.

All the best!
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